ARCHETYPES OF LOVE
Opening Reception: Thursday, 30 November 2023, 5-7 pm
30 November - 4 December 2023
Wentworth Galleries, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia
Marie Pol's inaugural solo exhibition in Australia, "Archetypes of Love," stands as the apex of her artistic exploration to date.
It delves deeply into timeless themes, including love, identity, and personal mythology, offering a profound and evocative experience for viewers. Through the lens of eternal plots, myths, and archetypes, Pol invites the audience to discern their unique emotional journey within the grand narratives of the past.
Marie Pol, Butterflies and Heartbeats, 2023 © Marie Pol
Marie Pol, Thundering Freedom, 2023 © Marie Pol
This recent collection converges on the theme of love (Eros) as a potent antidote to the shadows of death and destruction (Thanatos). Pol reflects on the fascinating interplay between our individual love stories—distinct and irreplicable—and the intangible love ideals, akin to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave."
Marie Pol, Amor Vincit Omnia, 2023 © Marie Pol
She expands the notion of love beyond the romantic, embracing its various forms, as classified by the ancient Greeks: Friendly Love (Philia), Universal Love (Agape), Flirtatious Love (Ludus), Familial Love (Storge), Committed Love (Pragma), and Self-Love (Philautia).
Embark on a journey of self-discovery as you explore the multifaceted dimensions of love, bridging personal narratives with universal themes. Join us at 'Archetypes of Love' at Wentworth Galleries, 1 Martin Place, from November 30th to December 4th.
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